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Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen with Producer Sasha Berman

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After the screening, producer (and former Coolidge Executive Director!) Sasha Berman will join us for a Q&A, moderated by film critic and journalist Loren King. 

Winner of the Audience Award at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) called "the most powerful movie musical ever made." Narrated by Jeff Goldblum, Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen captures the humor and drama of director Norman Jewison's quest to recreate the lost world of Jewish life in Tsarist Russia and re-envision the beloved stage hit as a wide-screen epic.
 
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim puts us in the director's chair and in Jewison's heart and mind, drawing on behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen stills as well as original interviews with Jewison, Topol (Tevye), composer John Williams, production designer Robert F. Boyle, film critic Kenneth Turan, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, and actresses Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, and Neva Small (Tevye’s daughters).
 
The film explores how the experience of making Fiddler deepened Jewison as an artist and revived his soul.
 

About Sasha Berman

Sasha Berman has been handling national publicity for theatrical releases of foreign language, documentary, and independent films for over 20 years and has worked on hundreds of award winning films. Prior to founding her own company, Shotwell Media, she was the Director of Marketing and Publicity at New Yorker Films and the Executive Director of the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston. Sasha also consults on theatrical film distribution for independent films and is the personal publicist for Emmy-winning director Maria Schrader (Unorthodox).

 

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1hr 28mins

An intimate portrait of director Norman Jewison and the making of Fiddler on the Roof.